For John, BLUF: Tail Gunner Joe was over the top, but he had a kernel of truth in his hand. Nothing to see here; just move along.
The late Senator Joe McCarthy has been considered a demagogue since the 1950s. On the other hand, his concerns about Communists in the Federal Government should not be dismissed out of hand. For example, here is Mr Ron Radosh providing another example, "British MI-5 Files Reveal Another Cold War Soviet Agent". Here is the sub-headline:
Yet another who claimed to be a victim of "McCarthyism" was exactly the traitor he was believed to be.I am for civil liberties, but I also realize that not everyone who is on our side is on our side.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff